North Branch youth wrestlers took on Chisago Lakes just like the big guys Thursday, Jan. 31, before the varsity meet (slideshow photos by Victoria Dahlin). The varsity boys ended up losing 42-33.
Still, in the varsity match-up, Viking grapplers Reid Johnson, Jake Pilz, Zack Sundly and Eric Bergstrom all won by pin, while Levi Eastwood and Arik Steele were victorious by decision and forfeit, respectively. At the time, Sundly and Johnson were both ranked 10th in the state in their respective weight classes.
Meanwhile, Seamus Hunter had his 13 straight pin streak spoiled by a Wildcats wrestler who was ranked No. 4 in the state.